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Urine Test For Herpes

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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

Overview Cause Transmission Symptoms Diagnosis Treatment Prevention Complications Overview Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted infection (STI). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in the United States, one of every five teenagers and adults is infected with genital herpes. Women are more commonly infected than men and it is estimated that one of every four women has herpes. Although at least 45 million...
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Chlamydia testing (including urine tests)

I recently had a Chlaymidia urine test (PCR-DNA) performed approximately one week after the possible exposure. The test came back negative. I have a couple questions regarding my test:1. Is the PCR-DNA test a fairly accurate test?2. Was my...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. When we are doing tests for chlamydia, there are different types of tests available (cell culture, Direct Fluorescent Antibody, EIA, Nucleic Acid Probe, LCR, PCR, and TMA-CT). Some of the newer tests available can use... Read more »

Are urine tests more accurate than blood tests?

This new information claiming that many people have HIV and are not testing positive on blood tests (the claim being that only the urine tests are accurate) seems to shake the very foundation of HIV knowledge. I'm very concerned. The...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. The recent media reports about the urine tests have caused a lot of unnecessary panic. The following information is based on data published in the medical literature, not from media reports. Media reports are... Read more »

Tropism Test Results: CCR5 and Urine Tests

Dr. Holodniy,I previously wrote to you about the tropism test and Maraviroc. I had the test and the results were R5 (as you said they would most likely be). So, Maraviroc is a possible med for me.I am currently taking Truvada/Isentress but am...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
The urine tests indicate some kidney involvement, with tenofovir being a possible culprit. Your plan to switch to the combination you outlined is reasonable.... Read more »

RYAN HERPES .....TESTED..........HERPES...?????????????????

HIAFTER MY EXPOSURE ON 12 DECEMBER I TESTED FOR ANTIBODIES OF ORAL HERPES,NEGATIVE ON 18 JAN.I DID NOT HAVE ANY SORES,BUT NOW I HAVE ONE...........
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
If you are not infected with herpes simplex virus, then you cannot experience lesions (oral/genital) associated with HSV infection. Regardless, I can't tell you what is going on with you. You need to rely on a medical professional, in person,... Read more »
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Urine Tests

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi,
I took a Urine Test for HIV at 8 months. First off, how accurate is a urine test for HIV and by the way, I tested negative for antibodies. Is this a good sign?

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More info on Urine testing

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I found a more detailed report on the Urine study. I know a lot of you refute this study but I think its a serious concern. I didnt find any follow up reports on this so I guess the report stays inconclusive. I really wish they would have tried to... Read more »

Urine Testing for HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello, I need your help. I may be positive for HIV (waiting on results). Recently, I accepted a new position with a new company. The company's insurance vendor requires that you take an HIV test via urine sample. If I am positive, I definitely do... Read more »

Urine Test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi All,
Sorry I typed the wrong time period in the last message. I am under a lot of stress. Ok, I had a Urine test at 8 weeks and tested negative. Does the 95% accurate rule at 25 days still exist with Urine tests?

I have another question also,... Read more »